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Hello All. I am new here and posted when I bought my 2017 Kia+ at the end of April. I have used the book so much that it is actually coming apart already. The book for my other car (2003 Chevy Trailblazer) has the same problem but I have been using that book for 15 years - (not 3 months).

Anyway my question is: Is there a way to view the car's mileage without turning the key on? Like pushing something on the steering wheel. I have been having a very steep learning curve here as both my other cars were 15 years old. Now I have a large 2003 Chevy Trailblazer Extended Northface edition and the little 2017 Kia Soul+. Love em both. Thanks for any help here.
 

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Are you kidding? OH, of course you are! The entire dashboard is OFF until you turn the key ON. Everyone knows that!

And do you realize you're posting in the Gen 1 forum and you own a Gen 2 Soul? So put your thinking cap ON and then get over to the Gen 2 forum.

Happy Trails!

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it's been a very long time since you could see the odometer reading without turning on the vehicle (you can view it just turning on to the accessory setting without actually starting the engine) probably once the vehicles went to a digital odometer instead of a mechanic one.

To save wear and tear on your owners manual, download a copy to your computer. That's what I do, as you can find things much faster.
 

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A lot of US domestics turn on the dash and/or cluster when the driver door is opened, so it's really just vehicle dependent. Unfortunately I don't think any Hyundai/Kia models will do it.
 

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Thank you for your responses. Part of the problem with this is that the book apparently covers every conceivable Soul model and accessory available. What is written may/may not apply.

FL Hamster - An extra thank you to you for your rude post.
 

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Should I not inform you if I saw you headed into the Ladies Room? And would you call that rude?

The administrators of this forum split it into the Gen 1 and Gen 2 sections for a very good reason, because a lot of things changed between 2013 and 2014.
So you're refusing to post to the correct forum, isn't that Rude? and disrespectful to the rest of the forum members?
 

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Should I not inform you if I saw you headed into the Ladies Room? And would you call that rude?

The administrators of this forum split it into the Gen 1 and Gen 2 sections for a very good reason, because a lot of things changed between 2013 and 2014.
So you're refusing to post to the correct forum, isn't that Rude? and disrespectful to the rest of the forum members?
Your post was rude no matter how you try to spin it.

There are plenty of cars that display the mileage just by opening the door. They do it so service people do not have to have the key or turn on the car to get that basic information. So a simple, no the Soul does not do that, would have been a proper response. Along with politely letting him know that he posted in the wrong forum and you would not have come across as such a jerk.

Stop being awful and try to do better next time, you may enjoy the results.
 

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Should I not inform you if I saw you headed into the Ladies Room? And would you call that rude?

The administrators of this forum split it into the Gen 1 and Gen 2 sections for a very good reason, because a lot of things changed between 2013 and 2014.
So you're refusing to post to the correct forum, isn't that Rude? and disrespectful to the rest of the forum members?
Well we will all get a laugh from this: I do go into the Ladies Room as I am a lady. (not a guy). I did not know there was a Soul Gen 1 and 2. I'm not refusing to post anything anywhere and now know there are 2 generations.

Also, at this early stage of my using this forum I find it hard to use - spent a lot of time trying to find the "rules" of the forum and (as suggested by another member) finally used the search feature.
It shouldn't be that hard to find the rules.
 

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Well we will all get a laugh from this: I do go into the Ladies Room as I am a lady. (not a guy).
I'd say she got you on that one, FlH. :highly_amused:

Btw weiden, you and I have identical Souls, right down to the paint color, and I am also not a guy. :tickled_pink: Stick with me and we'll get you through the forum learning curve. :semi-twins:
 

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Some guys are more direct, that's all. FLHamster is just showing his age, maybe should have more patience. And maybe millennials should be less touchy.

Now... was that rude? Depends of each definition of "rude"... In some countries, until this year, women where allowed to get near a car driving seat. Still not allowed on forums. Now that is what I consider "rude".
 

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Stick with me and we'll get you through the forum learning curve. :semi-twins:
Wanted to send you a PM but I guess I haven't posted enough times. :miserable: (looked for an
eye-roll emoji). Is there an app for this site so we can check it on our phone? And, yes, I have spent time in Apple and Android app stores.
 

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Wanted to send you a PM but I guess I haven't posted enough times. :miserable: (looked for an
eye-roll emoji). Is there an app for this site so we can check it on our phone? And, yes, I have spent time in Apple and Android app stores.
I don't believe there's a dedicated app but there is at least one that will allow you to browse just about any forum. It's called Tapatalk and has been around for years. That I can't help you with past the info since I haven't used it, but I believe some of the others here do.
 

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Since this is a Gen 2 he's asking about, I'll answer here for now. My 2018 Soul! shows the mileage when you open the door.

Better move to the Gen 2 side, buddy. I'll see you There!
 
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